Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Kansas City Activist Scribe Explains 'Why America Needs Socialism' In Latest Work
Right now we share Summer reading for our critical thinking blog community and an invitation to explore and react to alternative ideas with something other than a bad impression of Sean Hannity.
Check the premise of this noteworthy local book . . .
"Due to the massive inequality and other issues caused by post-World War II capitalism, today’s young people are embracing socialism, which has been reflected in the U.S. by the ascendancy of politicians such as Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This is not a new trend, however, as historical icons such as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Helen Keller, and Mahatma Gandhi, among many others, spoke boldly against capitalism and in support of socialist ideals.
"Why America Needs Socialism presents a contemporary case for socialism built on the words and ideas of history’s greatest leaders, thinkers, and artists. Exploring their views and connecting them to present day struggles, this book is crucial reading for anyone seeking to learn from the past in order to change today’s world in revolutionary ways."
About the author:
G.S. Griffin is a political writer, activist, and the author of Racism in Kansas City: A Short History and Why America Needs Socialism: The Argument from Martin Luther King, Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, and Other Great Thinkers. A former Christian conservative, he is now an atheist and a socialist.
We were inspired to cover the new book release after a Youtube chat with the young author that offered some insight on his vocation as an author.
You decide . . .